Monthly Archives: October 2020

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A Halloween Heap of Tasty Ventura Fall Treats

by Visit Ventura Yes smart alecks, Ventura has seasons. In Fall, Ventura’s stars pop a little more. Our sea breeze comes with a little more chill (admittedly a relative term in Southern California). Our sunsets come with a whole lot more blood orange. And with these changes — and yes, the arrival of Halloween — […]

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Enter Ventura’s First-Ever Ventura-Inspired Pumpkin Carving Contest

by Visit Ventura   Calling all Pumpkin Carvers. Time to enter Visit Ventura’s First Annual (traditions have to start somewhere) Ventura-Inspired Pumpkin Carving Contest. Rules? Guidelines? Nah, there aren’t any. Just carve out your Ventura-Inspired pumpkin holding to any (many) Ventura theme you choose. Surfing pumpkin? Beach pumpkin? Craft beer pumpkin? Craft beer(s)-inspired pumpkin? Doesn’t […]

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Ventura’s Heroes, Kindness, and a Conversation with Skateboarder Curren Caples

By Visit Ventura   Ventura is proud of our hometown heroes for so many reasons, but mostly because they’re actually heroes — they’re just good people. Whether it’s Curren, or Kevin (Costner), or Scotty (Morris, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy), or Super Duper Kyle, they haven’t forgotten the importance of doing right in this world. Maybe […]

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On Takeout Tuesday: Ventura’s Favorite Off-the-Beaten-Path Restaurants.

By Visit Ventura There is much to be said for taking the path less traveled. For you, yes. And also for the Ventura restaurants you kindly patronize. On this Takeout Tuesday we asked our expert Ventura followers to look beyond Ventura’s downtown choices and tell us their Off-the-Beaten-Path favorites so that we might all patronize […]

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What’s Happening Now with Channel Islands National Park

These are fast, and ever-changing times. With that in mind, Visit Ventura will be putting out current information about everything from beaches, to parking, to, yes, what’s happening at the moment regarding our beautiful Channel Islands National Park. It’s our chance to tell you — clearly and honestly — exactly how things stand in Ventura, […]

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It’s Takeout Tuesday: Why not Patronize a Classic Ventura Favorite?

by Visit Ventura   This Takeout Tuesday we’re making things simple; offering up classic Ventura favorites that have stood the test of time. Another way of saying, you just can’t go wrong with these establishments. They’ve been keeping locals and visitors happy for a loooooonnnnng time. And speaking of happy, it makes us happy when […]

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Camping in Ventura? Visit Ventura Has What You Need

by Visit Ventura Camping in Ventura is an every season affair — why wouldn’t it be? Ventura has roughly 273 sunny days a year. Applying a “pleasant day index,” Zillow ranked Ventura number one in the country. Daytime temperatures average 70 degrees. Year-round. That is not a typo. Given this gleeful state of meteorological affairs, […]

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Ventura is the Cat’s Meow

  by Shelby Farrell   Everyone knows that cats rule dogs drool. I probably just offended a million dog owners with that opener, but it’s okay, I’m not afraid to stand by it. Don’t get me wrong, I love dogs, and will definitely have at least two one day, but right now in my cozy […]

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How do things currently stand in Ventura?

COVID-19 has altered the landscape; a global situation that stretches far beyond tourism and our town of Ventura. First and foremost, our hearts go out to those affected — and our heartfelt gratitude goes out to all those working so hard to address this unprecedented challenge. The brightest minds in the world are working on […]

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On World Teachers’ Day, Thank You Ventura ( and All) Teachers.

by Visit Ventura   Today is World Teachers’ Day. You know this because simply put, a teacher taught you to read. Because you know how to read, and think for yourself, and, no doubt, a host of other things teachers gave to you in ways often so subtle you never realized they were being bestowed, […]

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